Intuitive Eating

Using the Science of Intuition, Spiritual Healing and Energy Medicine to
Activate Healthy Eating and Care of the Self

You can spend a lifetime cycling through one diet after another and never arrive at a place where you are happy with your eating habits or your body image.  That’s because diets don’t work.

No matter how many different calorie counting protein loading carb avoiding diets you could try, you’ll still end up back at the same place, at least 95-98% of people who diet do, and often in a worse place by gaining more weight than they might have lost.  Often, you’ll feel worse about yourself when the diet ends and the weight returns than you did before you started.

But there is a way to re-discover and restore your innate ability to self-regulate your eating and nutrition while stepping into a place of greater peace with your body. Imagine what that would feel like.

This comes from growing our ability to discern between Physical Hunger and Symbolic Hunger.

Eating intuitively taps into an inner knowing of what, when, and how much to eat for your individual needs at any given time, without conscious reasoning or advance knowledge.  It removes the need for an artificial diet plan that doesn’t work and isn’t tailored to any one person.

Instead, eating intuitively transforms dieting into inner wisdom and guidance. The body always knows what it needs for nourishment; however, these signals can get out of sync, and you may lose your ability to tune into the body, and rely more on what others say you should eat or not eat.

By slowing down to stop and listen – and with the help that Intuitive Eating provides, the body’s messages can become quite clear.

Mind-Body-Spirit Connection:
The Basis of Intuitive Eating

Too often we divorce our bodies from food and eating, and we go with just our heads–what our taste buds want, the drive for emotional coping, or environMENTAL triggers.  What does your body have to say about it?

Have you ever felt numb by eating or disengaged with your fullness signals while watching television or other distractions?  You might ignore your hunger signs until you find yourself grabbing the first thing you see to eat whether you really want it or not. Or you may deny your hunger, trying to “save up” for later, a tricky dieting habit, that usually leads to overeating or in some cases the opposite, chronic restricting.  Sometimes you might eat foods without any regard for how they feel in your body.  And, food can be a powerful soother of uncomfortable emotions, which if it becomes a common occurrence, can lead to disordered eating accompanied by guilt, regret or shame.

It doesn’t have to be like that.  There is a way to enjoy your food and yourself, and learn to know–intuitvely–when, what and how much to eat for your physical needs first, then savory needs and social needs as well.  Emotional coping is not sustainable by eating; it is, however, effective only briefly, yet an unworkable way to feel better long-term.

Experience the mind-body-spirit connection in action – I call the Intuitive Body – and how it can positively affect your choices in foods and amounts you eat.  The Intuitive Body is a powerful and grounding connection created when you embrace how your mind, body, and spirit work together … especially in the realm of eating.

The Intuitive Body incorporates Intuitive, Conscious and Mindful Eating, that re-kindles your experience with food and reunites you with your body.  It brings you back to a place where food and eating aren’t mindless activities (or obsessive behaviors) but are fun, easy and natural.  Because too often, we lose not only the experience and joy of eating we had when we were younger, we also lose the reverence for food.  How often are you aware of, and appreciate your foods’ source, origin, and the people who tended to its’ maturation and the processes it went through to get to your table?

Ingesting food with loving intention can leave us with a peaceful feeling, a great sense of satisfaction, fulfillment, pleasure, and a way to restore intuitive and mindful eating.

Take a look at your vision for your wellbeing, your intentions, how connected you feel, and where your relationship with food and body is currently.  You’ll discover how you can get closer to what is that you would like, with support and guidance.  You’ll have an opportunity to talk with me, Barbara, personally if you’d like.  I’ll look forward to hearing from you!

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